In order to fully implement a power generating unit project, international rules and current regulations need to be obeyed in order to avoid incidents that can put human lives in danger or cause damages.
Selecting a suitable location for the installation of the photovoltaic system
In the case of building integrated PV systems, the photovoltaic array is installed on the building’s roof, according to Common Ministerial Decision “ΦΕΚ Β’ 1079, 4/6/2009”.
Photovoltaic Panels Orientation
In order to maximize power generation of the photovoltaic panels, optimal utilization of incident sunlight is necessary. More specifically, since the sun path changes according to the time of the day or the day of the year, it is presumed that, in order for a panel to generate the maximum power possible, it has to be able to rotate so as to follow the solar path and be constantly perpendicular to sunlight.
Selecting a suitable mounting area for the electronic converters
One of the issues that should be stressed during the designing process of a building integrated PV system is the selection of the most suitable area to mount the electronic converters. Typically, the converters are installed either inside the building or in a specially designed closed area near the PV equipment. In the second case, the length of DC electrical conductors is significantly reduced, leading to the reduction of power loss, voltage drop and wiring costs.